Waka Haunui in Te Waipounamu

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Haunui has been delayed on its voyage to Te Waipounamu. We are now expecting the waka in Ōtepoti at Anzac Weekend. Please get in touch with Brendan Flack on 027 440 9998 for any queries about the Haunui itinerary, or if you would like to be part of the crew on one of the legs, as it makes its way down to Bluff, back up and across the Marlborough Sounds, to its home in the north.

Adam Keane featured in the last Te Pānui Rūnaka – he is a descendant of William Harpur and Pakinui Titope, and a new member of our rūnaka. We are very excited that he is embarking on his chosen vocation, nursing. We are looking forward to getting to know Adam as he follows his dreams. Nō reira, whāia te iti kahurangi, ki te tuohu koe me he maunga teitei.

Rimu tree update

Many thanks to James York and Steve Wright for their gargantuan efforts in extracting a fallen rimu tree (gifted to us by the Dunedin City Council), from a difficult site in Whare Flat, and getting it trucked all the way to Karitāne. It was then extensively milled into manageable pieces. James is very pleased with the quality of the timber and he thinks it will look fabulous next to the tōtara in the wharenui, which was a log we had stored at the office site, which they also milled.

James York  milling the rimu tree at the old school complex, Karitāne.

James York milling the rimu tree at the old school complex, Karitāne.